Life was never going to be easy as the new coach at Manchester United, but these past few weeks have given Mr Moyes an insight into just how tough life will be.
First off there is the debacle also known as Wayne Rooney. Quite why the petulant child thinks he is the be all and end all of Manchester United is beyond all comprehension for anybody to understand. He is by far the most overrated footballer in the Premier League, and it is now clear that he is no longer the clubs most prized asset.
He was said to be “angry and confused” by the managers’ statement that he is now second choice to Robin Van Presie. Mr Moyes stated “overall my thought on Wayne is, if for any reason we had an injury to Robin Van Persie, we’ll need him”.
Talk about opening up a huge can of worms, but perhaps it was a can that needed opening and we can all move on, including Mr Rooney – away from Old Trafford. Mr Moyes is due for show down talks with him over the next few days.
It’s not even the start of the season yet and the list of injured players at the club is more than any manager would like to see. Anymore injuries and Mr Moyes will start having some serious problems come August 17th – the day when he will want to hit the ground running with a full squad at his disposal.
My Moyes biggest headache by far is the need to bring new players to the club – midfielders in particular. This was not helped when his main target(s), Thiago Alcantara, opted to join Bayern Munich, Kevin Strootman decided to sign a contract with Roma, and despite offering Barcelona £32 for former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas still no deal has been done. The need for a new midfielder was desperately obvious last season, but they are fast running out of time. So far the club have yet to make any marquee signings.
Mediocre Results on tour
And finally – the clubs three-week pre-season tour, which took in games in Bangkok, Sydney, Tokyo, Osaka and Hong Kong, which produced some very mediocre results (two wins, two loses and a draw) including a 1-0 loss to Singha All Star XI.
Moyes has been in the job for only three weeks and has yet to manage a first competitive match…we wish him well.